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DS Match 2008 half-time game: Pin the Tail On the Fic! [Sep. 4th, 2008|07:31 pm]
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Below are two reverse alphabetical lists -- one of the first sentence in each of the challenge entries so far, and one of the last sentences. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to match them up in pairs WITHOUT looking at the posted fic on ds_flashfiction and WITHOUT looking at others' comments! Which head goes with which tail?

Extra super bonus STETSON points if you can guess the story too! \o/


First lines of DS Match 2008 fic so far
  1. When Ray realized he was in love with Fraser, he was a little freaked out for about 5 months.

  2. When Ray comes back to himself, he's somewhere else.

  3. Vecchio’s the first to return.

  4. The sled passed over the snow with a near-silent whoosh, though an enthusiastic yip broke the stillness from time to time.

  5. Slow motion: a zoetrope of images that should make sense but don't.

  6. It was the seventh day of a record-breaking heat wave in Chicago, another interminable day in a streak that seemed destined to continue without end.

  7. In spite of the considerable time and effort I have devoted to the study of Theravada Buddhism, I am forced to acknowledge that I have failed to achieve enlightenment and it seems that I am fated never so to do.

  8. I'll admit it, I'm a guy with a tendency to fall asleep after sex.

  9. I know they'll do this for me.

  10. I do not believe this.

  11. Even though Ray isn’t looking forward to the very weird conversation that’s coming up, it’s a relief when Vecchio finally hammers on his door and yells, “Kowalski? You in there? You okay?”

  12. Caroline was reinforcing the weak seam between faded gray flannel and faded red plaid when the first contraction seized her.

  13. By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the different types of explosives, the various improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the explosive formulations often used by terrorists.

  14. All through La traviata Michelle is restless, and the way David keeps catching her eye and smiling doesn’t help.




Last lines of DS Match 2008 fic so far
  1. Whatever it winds up being.

  2. Walking in synch and squeezing him hard, and for the rest of the alley his feet don’t touch the ground.

  3. The first time he'd seen Ray Kowalski, he'd fallen in love with him. It took him almost a year to realize it. Even then, he wouldn't admit it to himself until he'd had no choice.

  4. It's enough.

  5. It was still the best thing to say.

  6. He was, however, entirely conscious of caressing his sleeping partner’s cheek before leaving the hospital for the night.

  7. He shuffles a little closer until he’s pressed up against Fraser’s side, warm skin to warm skin, and then he gently puts one hand over Fraser’s eyes, to try and keep him in whatever dream he’s having.

  8. And so they did.

  9. And Ray says, "Me? I can find anything."

  10. “But I don’t think those three will ever be normal.”

  11. "Tell me something I don't know," I say, and reach around to give his shoulders a quick squeeze.

  12. "No. I think we can go home."

  13. "Buy me a new bed," he said, low and wicked. "Please."

  14. But she is a huge pain in the ass, and Ray loves her.




ANSWERS NOW INCLUDED BEHIND THE CUT






ANSWERS!!!

13 & 3 - C-Three-H-Five-(N-O-Three)-Three
9 & 1 - Deep Colours Bleed
4 & 8 - I Am a Man Upon the Land
12 & 14 - I can only
11 & 2 - Lift
7 & 6 - Notes on the Impossibility of Nirvana
8 & 13 - Something to look forward to
5 & 9 - Strange Constellations
10 & 11 - Suicide Is Painless
1 & 5 - The Best Thing To Say
14 & 7 - The Blue and the Dim and the Dark
6 & 12 - The Harder They Fall
2 & 4 - The Heart's Compass
3 & 10 - Watchman
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[User Picture]From: snoopypez
2008-09-04 08:51 am (UTC)
3 and 10 are Watchman

8 and 13 are Something to Look Forward To

11 and 8 are Lift

12 and 14 are I Can Only

:D I have no idea if I did this right. Whee!
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[User Picture]From: china_shop
2008-09-04 10:06 am (UTC)
Looks like you did it right to me. :-D

\o/ \o/ \o/
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[User Picture]From: wihluta
2008-09-04 11:07 am (UTC)
13 and 3 are C-Three-H-Five-(N-O-Three)-Three

2 and 9 are Strange Constellations.
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[User Picture]From: keerawa
2008-09-05 02:56 am (UTC)
F#2 and L#9 are from Strange Constellations.
F#7 and L#6 Notes on the Impossibility of Nirvana.
F#3 and L#10 are Watchman
F#4 and ... hmmm.... L#8 maybe from I am a Man Upon the Land
F#11 and I'm gussing L#4 are from Life.

And now I really need to go catch up on some of those stories.
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[User Picture]From: simplystars
2008-09-05 03:17 am (UTC)
#2 & 4 - The Heart's Compass
#5 & 7 - The Blue and the Dim and the Dark
#9 & 1(?) - Deep Colours Bleed

This is fun! :)

Edited at 2008-09-05 03:18 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: j_s_cavalcante
2008-09-06 08:46 am (UTC)
I took a crack at it. When I started, I thought we were also supposed to remember the titles without looking. THAT was hard. Then I saw the titles list (thanks!). *whew* Some of these I'm sure of. Others are wild guesses.

Apologies to the authors--hope that goes without saying? Where I screwed up, it wasn't because your lines weren't memorable, it was because my brain is back in art school.


11 + 2 Lift

7 + 6 Notes on the Impossibility of Nirvana

1 + 5 The Best Thing to Say

2 + 12 The Heart's Compass

5 + 9 Strange Constellations

14 + 7 The Blue and the Dim and the Dark

8 + 13 Something to Look Forward To

9 + 1 Deep Colours Bleed

13 + 4 C-Three-H-Five-(N-O Three)-Three

12 + 14 I Can Only

3 + 10 Watchman

4 + 3 I Am a Man Upon the Land

6 + 8 The Harder They Fall

10 + 11 Suicide is Painless

Edited this. I think I swapped two numbers. Better now? No idea. :)


Edited at 2008-09-06 08:51 am (UTC)
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